The Mary E. Babcock Foundation has announced the awarding of two $1,000 scholarships to area students for 2008.

The Mary E. Babcock Foundation has announced the awarding of two $1,000 scholarships to area students for 2008.

Oren Nauman, a Johnstown-Monroe graduate, and Allen Aston, a Northridge High School graduate, achieved the highest scores on the ACT of their respective high school graduating classes.

Nauman plans to attend Ohio State University, Newark Campus, in the fall and major in business. He hopes to work in either international business or business administration in the field of automotive customization.

During high school, he played street hockey in the Gahanna League and participated in "Moto Club" at Johnstown High School.

He's the son of George and Sonja Nauman.

Aston plans to attend the Ohio State University's Honors program, where he will major in computer and informational science. He was a National Merit Scholar in high school.

He was also a member of Quiz Bowl team and was part of the Ohio Model United Nations. In addition, he was involved in a mentorship program at Applied Computer Systems.

He is the son of David and Barbara Aston.

The Mary E. Babcock Foundation is a charitable foundation created in 1986 with the purpose of promoting charitable, scientific, literary, educational, cultural and beautification efforts in the Johnstown area.